Definition of abide by
I don't want to abide by him, so I'll wait over there.
He knows how I feel, but I'll show him that I can abide by not complaining about his plans in front of the junior staff.
2. To accept (a decision or law) and act in accordance with it; to conform to (a decision or law); to acquiesce to (a decision or law).
I don't agree with it, but I'll abide by the decision to give the reward to her.
The defendent has abided by my ruling in good faith.
3. To remain faithful to (something or someone); to adhere to (an idea or plan).
He may have shown his true colors, but he's supported me for years, so I'll abide by him.
She has served me loyally, abiding by my rule for almost my entire life.
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English - English - abide byobey, comply with -
English - Spanish - abide bycumplir con, acatar, allanarse a, avenirse a, observar
English - French - abide bytenir (promesse), rester fidèle à; obéir à, se conformer à, se soumettre à
English - German - abide byfesthalten an, treu bleiben
English - Italian - abide bytenere fede a; attendersi a
English - Portuguese - abide byagir de acordo com, obedecer a
English - Russian - abide byг. твердо придерживаться, оставаться верным, последовать, следовать, соблюдать
English - Turkish - abide bybağlı kalmak, uymak, tutmak
English - Dutch - abide bywerken volgens-, gehoorzamen aan-
English - Greek - abide byεμμένω, διαμένω με, τηρώ
English - Chinese - abide by遵守, 坚持
English - Chinese - abide by遵守, 堅持
English - Japanese - abide by従う
English - Korean - abide by지키다, 복종하다
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